Janet Watson

For questions or business inquiries, contact me at:

janet@watsonandassoc.com | 415-608-7858

My passion is developing impactful executive presence, influence and communication strategies with leaders, teams and organizations in the US and internationally. I coach C-suite clients in performance, mindset, and messaging by designing best practices in leadership, facilitation and high stakes communication. Being an agile and critical thinker my approach is always custom-tailored giving actionable guidance that is easily implemented. Clients include executives and teams at Apple, Bank of America, Berkeley Haas, Caymus Vineyards, The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Intel, Kaiser Permanente, Mozilla, PG&E, SF SPCA, Stanford Health, UCSF and other senior leaders in academia, financial services, energy and technology.

Grounded in a unique combination of business experience, university teaching and communications training, my coaching and consulting philosophy is intentional and targeted. As a coach at the Stanford and Cal graduate schools of business, I regularly consult with students and faculty on best communication practices, weaving in what I call "Facili-teaching". As an Adjunct Professor at SSU for 8 years, I combined undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Communications with my graduate work focused on both Multicultural Communications and Curriculum Design. A competitive sports enthusiast, I've completed the Alcatraz Swim, skied from Vail to Aspen and am a veteran volunteer within the animal welfare space. It's been pure joy and an honor to consult with some of the world's most respected brands over the past 22 years. Below are a few ways in which I've collaborated with clients on operational growth.

Management Design

  • C-Suite Executive Coaching
  • Intuitive Engagement
  • Team Dynamics
  • Conflict & Growth

Presentations & Workshops

  • Communication & Collaboration
  • Agility & Presence
  • Women in Leadership
  • Board Seat Preparation

Media Training

  • Spokesperson Development
  • Media Tour Strategies
  • Storytelling
  • On-Camera Rehearsal


  • Experiential Engagement
  • Improv in Teaching
  • Socratic Methods
  • In-Class Observation

Featured Work

Integration, Transformation & Evolution In PBL
(Project Based Learning)
From The Rink To The C-Suite
Better To Experience Than Being Told How To Think
Lead With An Open Heart And Learn With An Open Mind


janet@watsonandassoc.com | 415-608-7858